Best Law Firms for Associate/Partner Relations

Associates were asked to rate their firm on a 1-to-10 scale for each of several quality of life categories. The firm's score in each quality of life category is simply the average of the scores its associates gave in that area. It is important to note that those firms without a high enough aggregate of associates completing the survey were ineligible to appear in these rankings.

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Top Ranked

2014 Rank 2013 Rank Change Company Score Location
1 2 Williams & Connolly LLP 9.543 Washington, DC
2 6 Squire Patton Boggs LLP 9.452 Washington, DC
3 3 Ropes & Gray LLP 9.381 Boston, MA
4 15 Schiff Hardin LLP 9.254 Chicago, IL
5 7 Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP 9.174 New York, NY
6 NR Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP 9.135 Toledo, OH
7 23 Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP 9.122 New York, NY
8 1 Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP 9.109 Los Angeles, CA
9 21 Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP 9.107 Los Angeles, CA
10 11 Fish & Richardson P.C. 9.056 Boston, MA
11 NR Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP 9.048 New York, NY
12 8 Foley Hoag LLP 9.045 Boston, MA
13 NR Paul Hastings LLP 9.044 New York, NY
14 NR Vinson & Elkins LLP 9.040 Houston, TX
15 13 Debevoise & Plimpton LLP 9.038 New York, NY
16 NR Troutman Sanders LLP 9.029 Atlanta, GA
17 NR Jenner & Block LLP 9.014 Chicago, IL
18 NR Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP 9.011 New York, NY
19 NR Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP 9.000 Boston, MA
19 NR Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo P.C. 9.000 Boston, MA
19 10 Steptoe & Johnson LLP 9.000 Washington, DC
20 12 Covington & Burling LLP 8.994 Washington, DC
21 16 Latham & Watkins LLP 8.980 New York, NY
22 22 Hunton & Williams LLP 8.944 Washington, DC
23 NR Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP 8.923 Atlanta, GA
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